The Noyes Art Gallery is located on both the first and second floor of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Group tours are available and admission is always free.

"Inequality and Influence: Inspiring Women of Evanston, Past and Present"

Opens August 26, 2016 (Women's Equality Day)
On display through Sept. 13
Noyes 2nd Floor Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 5:30-7:30pm

Admission to the reception and exhibition is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Additional parking is available at the  Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.


The exhibition opening will take place on Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the day in 1920 that American women were granted the right to vote through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. 

From Women’s Suffrage to the Women’s Liberation Movement and the fight for equal pay that persists today, this exhibition draws from the long-fought battles of the past and present by honoring inspirational women in Evanston. Inequality and Influence showcases local community members who have made and still make positive contributions to Evanston life and culture.

This exhibition will feature the work of photographer, Annette Patko, (photo above of Mayor Lorraine H. Morton), as well as historical documentation and artifacts from the Frances Willard Historical Association, and Shorefront Legacy Center (photo below of Tshaye, part of Shorefront's PORTRAITS of COMMUNITY).


Please note that following the reception, at 7 p.m., the Evanston Arts Council will receive on loan from the National Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the Frances Willard House a bronze bust of Frances Willard. The reception celebrating the loan of the sculpture will take place in the first floor lobby of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston. Learn more here


"The Art of War"


The Armor Series
Noyes 1st Floor Gallery

August 2-September 12, 2016

Opening reception: Sunday, August 7, 2-4pm

Barbara Goldsmith, sculptor



Admission to the Noyes Gallery is free and open to the public. These programs are sponsored by the City of Evanston and supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


Applications for 2017 are now being accepted here. For more detailed instructions and links about having your work presented here, please visit the Gallery Exhibitions - Instructions and Links page.